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  • While it's true that evolution happens very slowly over long timescales, there is evidence that creatures are adapting to changes in their environment. In addition to drug-resistance bugs, there are the Blue Mussels along the coast of southern New England who are developing thicker shells in response to predation by foreign Asian Shore crabs and Green crabs. Read about it here. These are things we can see because they are happening over timescales we can observe. As humans, we can have problems understanding things that happen too slowly for us to observe, but we can learn from and understand those that happen before our eyes.
  • Had my KM 5D for about 5 months. Switched from a Dynax 505si Super.

    Lenses:

    KM 18-70
    Minolta 28-80 (505si kit lens)
    Minolta 70-300 AF
    Centon 500 mirror MF
    Also have a 2x teleconvertor

    Adam
  • I'm currently living in Buffalo, upstate New York, just down the road from Niagara Falls, USA. I was, however, born in England.

    Adam
  • Using bookmarks is fairly easy. When you visit a webpage you use frequently, just press Ctrl+D. This will automatically add the website address to the Bookmarks (in Firefox) or Favourites (in Internet Explorer) menu option. When you want to go to that site next time you are online, just go Bookmarks/Favourites --> [name of website].

    Hope this helps.

    Adam
  • Edgar, In firefox, the web addresses in the drop down below the address line is part of your history. I just changed my settings and lost a bunch of websites form the list. If you have a long list of sites you go to on a regular basis, then use bookmarks. These are kept separate form your browsing history and are permanent, or at least kept until you delete them.
  • Hi Edgar,

    Yes, it is possible to keep your visted web addresses for longer. You need to change one of the settings in History section of your browser's options. For Firefox, go to Tools --> Options --> Privacy, then click the history tab (should be first one) and edit the "Remember visited pages for the last X days" number. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools --> Internet Options and click on the General tab (should be first one). Change the number next to "Days to keep pages in history".

    Don't know about other browsers, but procedure should be very similar.

    Adam
  • It is the correct plugin. You need to use a program like Winzip to unzip the file. Unzip the file to C:\program files\adobe\adobe photoshop cs2\plugins\file formats then it should work.

    Adam
  • Martin:

    If you are serious about designing your own site, you must learn some HTML, at least the very basics of it, otherwise you will become easily frustrated and end up producing a bad website. I suggest buying a book on HTML nad CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). I can recommend "Integrated HTML and CSS: A Smarter, Faster Way to Learn" by Virginia Debolt. You can always search Amazon for others.

    As for my own site (which is currently undergoing a massive overhaul), I am using a combination of Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I use Dreamweaver to layout the overall feel of my site, then use Photoshop to make the galleries and link my finished galleries together using Dreamweaver. I like to use Photoshop to create the web galleies becuase it will resize images, create thumbnails, watermark your images, generate links and display any extra information you may wish to include about each photo (such as title, photographer etc etc) all in the click of a button (after filling out some dialogue boxes).

    In Photoshop CS2, to create web galleries, select File --> Automate --> Web Photo Gallery. There are a number of templates available in Photoshop, and if you feel really adventurous, you can create your own, or modify one of the existing templates. Be warned, the code for the existing templates is very messy and you absolutely do need to know some HTML to understand it. There is information in the Photoshop help files on the web gallery templates. Select Help --> How to create Web Images --> To create a gallery of images for the web.

    Hope this helps.
  • Thanks. Turning the shutter lock off did the trick.
  • I have recently purchased a Konica Minolta 5D to use with all my existing minolta mount lenses. This includes a Centon 500 mm mirror lens. Unfortunately, it would appear that this lens is not recognised by the camera, so I can't take photographs with my 5D (I can with the 505si I have). Does anyone know how to configure the 5D so it does recognise the Centon mirror lens? When I first got this lens for my 505si, I had to press a couple buttons with the lens on sto use it. I can't remeber which ones anymore.